Thick dal SouthIndian style

THICK DAL SOUTHINDIAN STYLE

INGREDIENTS

  • Tuvar dal – ½ cup
  • Turmeric – ¼ tsp
  • Oil – few drops
  • Ghee – 2 or 3 tbsp
  • Curry leaves – few
  • Asafoetida – a generous pinch
  • Freshly grated coconut – ¼ cup
  • Jeera – 1 tsp
  • Whole red chilli – 2 or 3
  • Salt to taste
  • Finely chopped coriander leaves for garnish

PREPARATION

Clean ,wash ,rinse and soak the dal for 30 mins .

Pressure cook it with enough water + turmeric + few drops of oil upto 1 or 2 whistles. [the dal should be whole but soft – don’t mash it – don’t add more water while cooking – it has to be thick ]

Grind the coconut + jeera into a fine paste by adding little water .Add this paste into the cooked dal and mix well. Adjust salt if required .

THICK DAL SOUTHINDIAN STYLE

METHOD

Heat ghee in a pan .

Add red chilli + curry leves + asafoetida and stir fry .[don’t burn]

Add the cooked dal and mix well.

After the first boil off the flame.

Garnish with coriander leaves and serve .

NOTES

  1. Same can be tried with moong dal [dry roast it before cooking ] /chana dal.
  2. We SouthIndians like to temper with coconut oil .
  3. Coconut is optional – if not adding add jeera in the tempering .

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